Aleutians East Borough, Alaska (AK)

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County population in 2012: 3,161 (all rural); it was 2,697 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 103
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 182
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 307
Renter-occupied apartments: 268 (it was 219 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

37%

Land area: 6988 sq. mi.

Water area: 8023.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Aleutians East Borough: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (72.3%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 89%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Aleutians East Borough races chart

Races in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska:

  • Asian alone (35.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (27.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (13.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years
Males: 2,093  (55.7%)
Females: 1,048  (44.3%)
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Average household size:
Aleutians East Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,528 ($47,875 in 1999)

This county:

$62528
Alaska:

$72237

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $732 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $914)
This county:

$732
State:

$1008


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,479 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Aleutians East Borough:

$124,479
Alaska:

$254,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,075 - $173,287
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $943
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $505

Institutionalized population: 0
Aleutians East Borough, AK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

2008 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,342 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (0.2%)

Aleutians East Borough household income distribution in 2009 Aleutians East Borough home values distribution Aleutians East Borough contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.7%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 16.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.8%
Aleutians East Borough:

15.8%
Alaska:

9.3%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 12.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 8.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 43 years old, Other race residents: 46 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aleutians East Borough is $765 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $970 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1199 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sand Point, King Cove, Akutan, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, False Pass.

Aleutians East Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 28
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 493 (33% naturalized citizens)

Aleutians East Borough:

18.3%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 113
  • 1990 to 1994: 178
  • 1985 to 1989: 67
  • 1980 to 1984: 55
  • 1975 to 1979: 25
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 1

Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 99.5%

Aleutians East Borough marital status for males Aleutians East Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Aleutians East Borough with a mortgage: 125 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 140

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Aleutians East Borough

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox5994
Evangelical Protestant1344
Other8-
None2,400-
Aleutians East Borough Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Aleutians East Borough:

17.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

5.4%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

28.2%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Aleutians East Borough-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 638% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from Aleutians East Borough center
On 4/1/1946 at 12:28:56, a magnitude 8.1 (8.1 UK) earthquake occurred 174.9 miles away from the county center, causing $25,000,000 total damage
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/14/1948 at 22:31:43, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 13:17:41, a magnitude 7.0 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.8 MS, 7.0 MW, Depth: 17.6 mi) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from Aleutians East Borough center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 356.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (69%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (2%)
  • Micronesia (1%)
  • Japan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Aleutians East Borough (%):

  • Norwegian (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • French Canadian (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Aleutians East Borough mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 280 (27%)
  • Carpooled: 80 (8%)
  • Taxi: 12 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (1%)
  • Walked: 604 (58%)
  • Other means: 48 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska in 2000:

  • 645 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 497 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 141 people in crews of maritime vessels
1,723 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
2 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,604.

15.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.51%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.48% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($7,647 average AGI)
12.03% relocated from other states ($22,310 average AGI)
Aleutians East Borough:

12.03%
Alaska average:

6.04%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.74% ($30,462 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.74% ($26,077)


15.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.96%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.39% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($11,092 average AGI)
11.57% relocated to other states ($23,058 average AGI)
Aleutians East Borough:

11.57%
Alaska average:

5.99%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.06% ($38,435 average AGI)
to King County, WA  2.39% ($29,444)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Births per 1000 population in Aleutians East Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 1.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 2.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Aleutians East Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Aleutians East Borough

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 0 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,415

Size of family households: 135 2-persons, 93 3-persons, 76 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 147 1-person, 35 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

257 married couples with children.
154 single-parent households (41 men, 113 women).

58.7% of residents of Aleutians East Borough speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
25.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $20,216,000 ($7501 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,042,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,294,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $569,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,947,000
Federal grants: $8,213,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,810,000 ($973,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,383,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 94
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 32
Here:

12 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +68
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -111
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Aleutians East Borough

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.00 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 39
  • 1990 to 1999: 84
  • 1980 to 1989: 209
  • 1970 to 1979: 185
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 19
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 3
Rooms in houses/apartments in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 99
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 17
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 43
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 47
  • 6 rooms: 38
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 60
  • 3 bedrooms: 177
  • 4 bedrooms: 40
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 89
  • 3 bedrooms: 73
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 103
  • 2 vehicles: 116
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 6
  • no vehicle: 88
  • 1 vehicle: 96
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

59% of Aleutians East Borough residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 13% lived in Alaska.

Aleutians East Borough:

59.0%
State average:

47.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Aleutians East Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (96.7%)
  • Electricity (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84.9%)
  • Electricity (12.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

20.0%
Alaska:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Aleutians East Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $6,091,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,283,000
    Central Staff Services: $919,000
    General - Other: $889,000
    Health Services - Other: $563,000
    Financial Administration: $207,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $178,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $263,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $207,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $545,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,808,000

Aleutians East Borough government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $98,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,862,000
    General Support: $226,000
    All Other: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $217,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $475,000
    Interest Earnings: $468,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $3,584,000
    General Support: $1,549,000
    All Other: $206,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $2,014,000
    Property: $930,000

Aleutians East Borough government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $1,069,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,381,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,735,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,256,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,629,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $175,000
    Other, NEC: $125,000

Aleutians East Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,605,000

Most common first names in Aleutians East Borough, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John772.2 years
George570.8 years
Andrew466.3 years
Nick475.2 years
Peter469.2 years
Harry380.3 years
Edward362.0 years
Maggie373.9 years
Mary362.4 years
Carl258.5 years
Most common last names in Aleutians East Borough, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kuzakin766.9 years
Foster579.2 years
Gundersen481.2 years
Gilbert469.5 years
Jacobsen373.0 years
Gronholdt355.3 years
Smith373.3 years
Kenezuroff371.0 years
Samuelson368.7 years
Larsen366.0 years

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